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Old 04-27-2013, 05:29 AM   #16
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I dated a girl when I lived in Germany whose parents were looking for the same basic thing, to take a DAF and make it into a camper. I helped with the build. It was a lot of fun, and way cheaper than you might expect. Just keep in mind that your Euro military trucks are notoriously underpowered. You aren't going to be pounding down miles on the freeway, and depending on how they are geared, the mountains can lead to some slow climbs. The one we built had a diesel engine, which was much nicer than most of the gas ones. I wish I had taken pictures of it, but it was similar to the build below that was spotted on the Dragon a few weeks ago.

Full story on the rig here:
http://sanenpe.com/daf/



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Old 04-27-2013, 02:31 PM   #17
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:24 PM   #18
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HOLY CRAP.......I might have to start playing the lottery
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:04 PM   #19
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We ran into a German couple driving this in western Belize last January:








Website painted on the truck: www.two-vagabonds.de

In German, but you can muddle through with Google translate. Info in there on how they built it also.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:15 PM   #20
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Probably less than the EarthRoamer I saw yesterday down on the Rez in Utah. They must have been at Moab with the gazillion other spandex lovers.

Wife and I saw a couple with a 6x6 Pinzgauer up in the Yukon, that was a pretty cool way to go but it looked like a pretty rough ride - and at a top speed of about 55 mph, it took a long time to get there too!

Also saw an old Leyland ambulance fitted out by a british couple - pretty slick but very slow they said - and the back of those ambis were not rigid - so you can only mount to one surface or the screws will rip right out. Still was an awsome ride - I'll see if I have the pics around somewhere.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #21
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Saw one of those MAN (appropriately named? ) trucks in yellowstone last year:





It had swiss plates, guy said he shipped it to the US. We caught the owner in the parking lot, but he was in a hurry to leave and not interested in talking, which is too bad, cause we sure were interested in hearing about his trip. Definitely made my jaw drop. Looked $$$$. I'd like to see how the inside is fitted.

On the other end of the $ spectrum, a friend had one of these in college:


This was in FL, and the pop up had air conditioning. The cab had a plywood roof I think? It was....awesome
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:29 AM   #22
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Personally, I'm still trying to figure out how to build one of these. Well, I know how, but where to fit it in the garage is the real problem. Oh, and still gotta figure out where my dog would ride.

This rig belongs to Egads1.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:45 PM   #23
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A guy a couple blocks away has a Pinzgauer. I keep meaning to stop by and say hello so I can see it up close.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:32 AM   #24
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when I win the lotto, that first one is what I am buying for an RV. With gun ports of course.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:16 AM   #25
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Wife and I saw a couple with a 6x6 Pinzgauer up in the Yukon, that was a pretty cool way to go but it looked like a pretty rough ride - and at a top speed of about 55 mph, it took a long time to get there too!
They ride really smooth actually, and the slow pace makes it so you see more of the countryside.









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Old 04-30-2013, 10:23 AM   #26
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I saw this one up on the Dalton when I went to Prudhoe, this is at the Coldfoot Arctic visitors center....



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Old 04-30-2013, 10:25 AM   #27
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Saw this one in Death Valley....

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:29 AM   #28
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I thought about doing something like this once.....school buses are cheap.....but it is just too much for one guy to need....

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:08 AM   #29
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:39 PM   #30
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This thread has me looking at US based versions for when I win the lottery....


Found the base truck!!!

Now only to win the lottery.
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